DOLL - Carnevil - Original creation




My Group Undead Cosplay came up with the concept for a victorianesque steampunk inspired group for the May Expo. I made almost every costume in the group bar 3. The combined man hours for all the costumes must have been about 400 hours.

The costume kind of made itself as I went along. I had an idea on how I wanted the costumes to all look and what each character should look like.

I hand painted the leather corset, hand made the rotating key. (yes, it does spin!). I also sewed the tutu from 30 metres of tutu fabric in 5 different colours from yellow to deep red. Fun fact one of the layers in the tutu was actually uv glowing under black light. The top layer of the skirt was made from a black rose fabric which were hand painted with bronze fabric paint (about 200 of them). I already owned the boots but changed the laces to red ribbons to tie into the costume. I made the makeup as I went along on the day, and drew on the arm joints about 3am the night before.

I love this costume, she is fun to wear and I loved having the moving key.


gaming_goddess posted on 18 January, 2011 - 17:46
This is such a beautiful cosplay. The fabrics are lush and the skirt is gorgeous. Love the idea of being a wind up doll - truly superb!!!

Wyrdsister posted on 18 January, 2011 - 23:29
exquisite costume :)

Sephirayne posted on 18 January, 2011 - 23:50
Stunning costume. I love the concept and the group photo.

sjbonnar posted on 4 July, 2011 - 09:53
This was incredible!

alienqueen posted on 2 October, 2011 - 21:23
I love this! I remember seeing it in Cosplay Fever! xxx